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PostSubject: shrimp tank   Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:15 pm

hey everyone I was thinking about starting up a shrimp tank for food for my small Parkinson's rainbows and just for looks if anybody knows anything about starting a shrimp tank let me know please
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PostSubject: Re: shrimp tank   Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:45 am

i have a couple of shrimp tanks but the shrimp king is more of a specialist in that area.i can say that if you are just raising them for feeders i would suggest ghosts as they are cheap to start with and reproduce easily.on the other hand you can get some cherry shrimps for not too much and get them breeding for you rather easily as well.do you have another tank to house them in?that is key to maintaining a good population.i would recomend some java moss or other fine leaved plant as to maximize space for more new shrimps to find sanctuary in if you do keep fishes with them ,even rather small fish.they dont take swings in perameters so make sure that the tank is well established or at least jumpstarted.
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PostSubject: Re: shrimp tank   Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:55 pm

yes I do have another tank to house them in but I was thinking about a fluval shrimp tank for the main tank do you have any experience with a fluval shrimp tank and could I keep a school of neons with them
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PostSubject: Re: shrimp tank   Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:01 pm

i have no experience with the fluval shrimp tank i have seen a few edges though.pretty sleek once you aquire there LED light.as far as neons you should be golden.just jam it with neons and yellow and red shrimps Razz
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PostSubject: Re: shrimp tank   Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:15 pm

That would look real nice.I recently saw several neon yellow shrimps and they were nothing short of brilliant.I bet with neon tetras it would be something to look at for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: shrimp tank   Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:37 pm

I have seen some of the nicer shrimps lately but they are fetching $10 and up so a small group could be spendy.Some one should be breeding these guys localy.Maybe I should kick my cherries to the curb Razz
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PostSubject: Re: shrimp tank   Tue May 21, 2013 6:47 pm

Sorry Bad, I been so darned busy I have been outta touch with the local world. I can certainly answer most of these questions above.
To start of I began raising dwarf shrimp to feed to my fish. The rest as they say, is history. I have several species/varieties.
To the comment made regarding keeping the yellow shrimp with tetras... NEARLY ALL fish DO NOT make good tank mates with dwarf shrimp. It is certainly doable in some instances but n general most fish find shrimp irresistibly tasty. Most of the time large adult dwarf shrimp can survive and sometimes even breed but the babies nearly always get eaten and often even adult shrimp get harassed to the point that they become stressed, ill and die. A VERY densely planted tank is an exception to this rule. Tetras are voracious predators btw. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: shrimp tank   Wed May 22, 2013 1:56 am

Its really easy to forget that most of the fishes we choose for our aquariums are infact opportunistic predators.I know I am usualy upset when one of my fishes tears into a plant I just purchased and its eveen worse when its an invert.
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